Django Unchained: Jamie Foxx Speaks On Quentin Tarantino

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We’re only a few months away from Django Unchained hitting theaters, and its star is all a-buzz about the director. Find out about it after the jump.

BlackBook’s Steve Lewis managed to get some time with Jamie Foxx, star of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, while promoting his own directorial duties in Ron Howard’s latest project. In the exclusive chat, the prolific funnyman touched on a few subjects, but it was with his mentioning of comrade Quentin that sparked the most intrigue.

You mentioned working with Quentin; I’ve seen a lot of people like Brad Pitt and Christian Slater talk about working with him… tell me something about Quentin that maybe we don’t know.

“Remember the movie Amadeus about Mozart? I come from a musical background, and what’s great about Mozart is that he was able to write music as if he was writing his name. Quentin Tarantino is able to grab shots as if he is writing his name. He doesn’t make a big deal out of this, but I’m gonna make a big deal out of it. When we were shooting Django Unchained, Tarantino wasn’t satisfied with his endings, so he rewrote the ending in his trailer and at his house, and then he came back to the set, with it handwritten, and said, “Here’s our ending.” And the ending was better than the ending that was already in the movie. So to me, that separates him from anybody that I’ve seen, because the lines that he writes are absolutely classic, and to be able to take that and put the camera on it and then make it cinematic, is just amazing to me. And then his process, like a kid, playing music between scenes, having fun—for every hundred rolls of film we did, we took a shot of tequila or vodka or whatever it was. He just made it fun, man. He told me, “When you leave this production, you will long to have these types of memories again.” He keeps it fun, so he’s definitely a gem.”

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